How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Player with a Harman Kardon Invoke Bluetooth Speaker

The Victor Reader Trek portable eBook player, pod catcher, can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to  podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through that wireless speaker. We demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to the popular Harman Kardon Cortana Invoke Bluetooth Smart Speaker Bluetooth speaker.  Note that … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Player with a Harman Kardon Invoke Bluetooth Speaker



Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to  just  reconnect to WiFi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Microsoft Cortana smart speaker.  To reconnect to Wi-Fi, but to a different Wi-Fi network, you must first completely reset the this speaker to factory default state.  Then, run through the setup procedure again, like setting up a brand new smart … Continue reading Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



How to Set Up New Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

While setting up a brand new or used Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker involves numerous steps, none are very difficult.  Just focus on the current step you’re working on, and progress through this list.  We’ll do our best to keep it simple and straight forward, so that before you know it, you’ll have your Microsoft … Continue reading How to Set Up New Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



How to Install and Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker

If your mission is to set up a new Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker from Harman Kardon, you’ll need either the PC, Android, or iOS version of the Cortana app running on a machine that’s on the same network as the one where the Invoke speaker will be hosted.  You must install and set up … Continue reading How to Install and Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker



Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, its parts, and packaging.  Specifically, these come from the various posts we wrote about this Cortana enabled device.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for easy viewing.  Further, we’ll add more as we add them to new posts.  Often, it just takes … Continue reading Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Picture Gallery



How to Reset the Harman Kardon Invoke Smart Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings

You may decide to sell or give your Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Microsoft account, or connect it to a different WiFi network. To unlink this device from its current account and Wi-Fi network, and to restore the speaker to factory default (fresh out … Continue reading How to Reset the Harman Kardon Invoke Smart Speaker Back to Factory Default Settings



How to Reboot the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Harman Kardon Cortana Invoke smart speaker if it exhibits unstable performance, becomes non responsive to voice requests, emits strange sounds, breaks up, chirps or squeaks unexpectedly, or suffers other unusual symptoms. Always try a speaker restart first (described here), as this often corrects numerous problems, and avoids the unnecessary … Continue reading How to Reboot the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



AC Power Adapter Specs for Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Harman / Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker discussed here, features retracting AC prongs, a four-foot long cord, and is pretty light weight for its larger size.  It’s very long, yet its modest width allows  easy fitting into a standard power strip outlet without blocking adjacent receptacles. … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Voice Activated Speaker

You may control the volume of the sound output on the Cortana smart speaker by Harman Kardon and Microsoft, in two ways.  You can ask the speaker to raise and lower the volume, or you may rotate the outer ring at the top of the speaker.  Details follow. How to voice command the Invoke speaker … Continue reading How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Voice Activated Speaker



How to Reboot the Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Microsoft Invoke smart speaker if it exhibits unstable performance, becomes non responsive to Cortana requests, emits strange noises, breaks up, chirps or squeaks unexpectedly, or suffers other unexplained oddities. Always try a device restart first (described here), as this often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action … Continue reading How to Reboot the Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker